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The Grammy trophy: Design, weight, height | How much is the miniature gramophone worth?

The Grammy trophies are one of the most recognizable awards in the music industry. What you need to know about the design...height...weight...

Este 5 de febrero se celebran los Grammy 2023. Esto es todo lo que debes saber de la estatuilla: cuánto pesa, cuánto vale y por qué es un gramófono.
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The 65th edition of the Grammy Awards will be held on February 5, during which the Recording Academy will honor the best of music from last year.

The 2023 Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the Arena in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony’s host will be comedian Trevor Noah for the third consecutive year.

Grammy statuette: what you need to know

The Grammy Awards statuette, formerly called the ‘Gramophone Awards,’ consists of a miniature replica of a gramophone, an artifact on which old records were played. Now a relic formally was one of the most iconic aspects of listening to and playing music.

Who makes the Grammy trophy?

Every Grammy to be handed out next Sunday originates from one man: John Billings. Billings makes each one by hand from his shop in Ridgway, Colorado.

What are the trophies made out of?

The statuettes are made of a zinc alloy, which Billings has dubbed “Grammium.” After they have their form, they are plated in gold.

What is the statue’s height and weight?

According to the Recording Academy, each gramophone weighs five pounds and four ounces and is nine inches tall.

The melt value of the Grammy Trophy would be challenging to determine since Grammium is a unique alloy and does not contain precious metals. However, once the statuette is awarded, its actual value drops to $0, as the Recording Academy prohibits the resale of its awards.

Although the award has no value, there is a monetary addition to the winners due to the phenomenon known as the ‘Grammy bounce.’ According to Forbes, a sample of artists and producers Grammy-winning artists saw a 55% increase in concert ticket sales and producer fees in the year following their win.


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